Links to the past, with relevance today:
JULIEN'S AUCTIONS: The first big Betty White sale is coming September 23, and it includes over 1,000 items from the personal collection of the First Lady of Television. Mixed in with animal-themed doo-dads and jewelry, you'll find original scripts from all her major series — from Life with Elizabeth to Mary Tyler Moore, The Love Boat, Mama's Family, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland — as well as personal items of clothing, and even her SAG Life Achievement Award! I was excited to see some really interesting autographs, not to mention a signed copy of John Steinbeck's Nobel prize speech (!).
Oh, and this blouse is gonna be mine — she wore it when I met her! (I'm in the polka dots on the left):
SF GATE: Freedom Farms, the estate on which Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher lived out the last years of their lives, is on the market again — and at just $2.85 million, it's priced to move. Regarding Debbie's son Todd Fisher still owning tons of memorabilia, even after three heart-breaking sales of goodies from 2011-2014, there is some good news:
But the payoff is real, as recognition of and interest in the family’s artifacts continues to rise. Four years after Debbie and Carrie’s deaths, the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, located in the heart of Hollywood on Wilshire Boulevard, came calling.
Let's hope they end up with what's left. It's a crime they ignored Debbie's please to take her stuff while she was living.
FACEBOOK: Doc Severinsen is 95 years old is just this week played his final show. Listen to some.
NYT: Gorbachev has died at 91.
EW.COM: Michael Fishman exits The Conners.
YOUTUBE: Madonna's 50-question video is so cute and she looks fantastic as she releases Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones.